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Jennifer Lee: Quiet Joy

Read "Quiet Joy" reviewed by Edward Blanco

The field of female jazz vocalists continues to swell with a plethora of new material overflowing the market as productions continue to be released daily. Against this backdrop lies a select number of extraordinarily superb recordings, such as Jennifer Lee's Quiet Joy which, clearly belong in the top echelon of today's jazz vocals. To emphasize the point that Lee is no ordinary vocalist, the San Francisco Bay Area resident not only provides--as Lee Hildenbrand of the San Francisco ...

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Jennifer Lee: J-Walkin'

Read "J-Walkin'" reviewed by Michael P. Gladstone

From the first note of this debut album, one can't help but be smitten with the charm and delivery of this San Francisco-based singer. I would expect that such an effort would be worthy of a jazz chanteuse on the order of Susannah McCorkle or another San Fran singer, Weslia Whitfield. The album was produced by guitarist Peter Sprague, a personal favorite during the late '70s and '80s. I wasn't surprised to find seven Sprague albums in my collection on ...

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Jennifer Lee: J-Walkin'

Read "J-Walkin'" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan

Listen. What grabs you about Jennifer Lee's artistic approach is her self-assured genuineness. The vocalist's debut CD, J-Walkin' leaves a strong impression of lack of pretense--what you're hearing is the real Jennifer Lee. And in a female jazz vocalist in a field packed with talent, Ms. Lee is the real thing. Her complete vocal control is part of her appeal; a control that doesn't lend a constrainted or stiff feeling to her music, but rather gives it the ...